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About us

Who we are

LeasePlan is one of the world’s leading vehicle leasing companies, with approximately 1.6 million vehicles under our care in over 30 countries. Our core business involves managing the entire vehicle life-cycle for our clients, taking care of everything from purchasing, insurance and maintenance to car re-marketing. With over 50 years’ experience, we are a trusted partner for our private, SME, corporate and mobility service clients. Our mission is to provide innovative, sustainable vehicle leasing solutions whoever you are and wherever you need to be — so you can focus on what’s next.

Our history

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LeasePlan was founded in Amsterdam by Anton Goudsmit in 1963. The company initially leased equipment, a business model virtually unknown in the Netherlands. A few years later, Huib van der Meulen joined the young company.

Together, Anton and Huib developed the concept of transparency combined with advantageous financing. ‘Open calculation’ was born. It was so well received that it became LeasePlan's philosophy.

The company took its first international steps by opening LeasePlan Belgium in 1972, after which many offices were opened in different countries. The opening of the USA office in 1983 was the first intercontinental step for LeasePlan, closely followed by the opening of a LeasePlan office in Australia in 1988. In 2017, LeasePlan is a multinational with a presence in 32 countries.

LeasePlan's journey

The mobility landscape is changing all around us. In addition to growth opportunities in our existing markets, we see significant sustainable growth prospects in the new “mobility as a service” segment. The rise of the “sharing economy,” has led to the rapid emergence of tech-enabled ride-hailing giants, as well as new market segments, such as peer-to-peer car-sharing. Sustainability and higher demand for ultra-low emission vehicles has continued as regulations tighten, technology improves and costs fall. Underpinning these developments is the growing importance of digital technology and the “internet of things” in the automotive sector, which is driving new commercial opportunities, business models and customer experiences. To unleash LeasePlan’s potential in this exciting and dynamic market, we have defined a three-year strategic plan.

More about our mission, vision and strategy
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Value drivers and integrated organisational structure

We have implemented an integrated organisational structure that capitalises on our company’s strengths and value-creation capabilities. This enables us to better leverage our scale, improve our service to customers, enhance our operational efficiency and generate cost savings. This includes strategic value streams on a Group-wide level for our key value drivers (Commercial, Procurement, Insurance, Repairs, Maintenance & Tyres, and Remarketing).